Main Street Elkader Events

Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River

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Rhythm on the River is held one Friday each month throughout the summer in Founders' Park.

St Patrick's Day

Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River

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Held on St. Patrick's Day in Elkader, we celebrate with a parade and Irish fellowship at local establishments.

Ice Cream Social

Rhythm on the River

Ice Cream Social

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Main Street Elkader sponsors the annual Ice Cream Social kicking off the town's annual Sweet Corn Days celebration.

Art in the Park

Turkey River Trot

Ice Cream Social

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The third weekend of every August Founders Park is filled with Art, Music, Activities for children and delicious food!

Harvest Festival

Turkey River Trot

Turkey River Trot

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Each October the town comes together to participate in fun family activities along with it's place in pumpkin lore.

Turkey River Trot

Turkey River Trot

Turkey River Trot

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This 5k run/walk starts on Historic Main Street Elkader and heads out towards the river road for a scenic view of the Turkey River. Shop Small in Elkader post-race!

Elkader Farmers market

Elkader Farmers market

Elkader Farmers market

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Join local vendors every Saturday from May-October, 9am-Noon in Founders' Park, Elkader.

Music & Monarchs

Elkader Farmers market

Elkader Farmers market

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Held in May every year, this festival is put on by the Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network.

Holly jolly holiday

Elkader Farmers market

Holly jolly holiday

holiday shopping, eating and drinking in Elkader, holiday food and drink

Kick off the holidays in Elkader with festive activities, shopping, food & fun for the whole family.

HOLIdAY PHOTO OP

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

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Bring your family, dress in festive attire and join the Main Street Elkader team for some festive fun! 2019 photos courtesy of Jillian Web Art and Brittney Reinhart.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

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Saturday after Thanksgiving, we promote our community, its businesses and drive economic development for our investors. Support Elkader and Shop Small!

SHOP-to-SHOP PHOTO OP

Small Business Saturday

SHOP-to-SHOP PHOTO OP

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Held on Ladies Day Out in March, in conjunction with the Elkader Chamber, photo opportunities are set up at investor businesses participating in LDO.

Calendar of Events

6/19/2020

Rhythm on the River — Patsy & Plum Street Jam

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Founders' Park

6/19/2020

Rhythm on the River — Patsy & Plum Street Jam

Join us for our kickoff Rhythm on the River on June 19th, 2020! Remember to practice social distancing at the event. If you are sick, please...

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Founders' Park

7/17/2020

Rhythm on the River — Aaron Smith

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Founders' Park

7/17/2020

Rhythm on the River — Aaron Smith

Another Rhythm on the River is scheduled! Join us for a country-music evening in July with Aaron Smith. 

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Founders' Park

8/14/2020

Rhythm on the River — Betty & the Gents

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Founders' Park

8/14/2020

Rhythm on the River — Betty & the Gents

Our originally scheduled band for May's Rhythm on the River was able to get rescheduled for Friday, August 14th! 

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Founders' Park

8/21/2020

Rhythm on the River — Catfish Murphy

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

8/21/2020

Rhythm on the River — Catfish Murphy

The final Rhythm on the River of the season will be our friends from Catfish Murphy! Join us in celebrating a great summer in Elkader. 

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park